Coca-Cola’s “Be Less White” Diversity Fiasco

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Sometimes a brand can fall with just a few sloppily written words. For Coca-Cola, those words were “be less white”. On February 19, a Coca-Cola diversity training suggesting employees try to “be less white” caused quite a stir. Dr. Karlyn Borysenko was the first to tweet screenshots from the training (meant to promote diversity at… Read more »

Diversity Recruitment Advertising [125+ Resources from JobElephant Report]

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JobElephant created an awesome Diversity Recruitment Buyer’s Guide with loads of data-driven analytics from 172,000+ diversity job postings. I combed through the guide to summarize its value. There are helpful tips to: find new D&I job boards you didn’t know about choose which diversity recruitment websites and publications fit into your recruiting plan organize your… Read more »

5 Tips for Hiring Former Felons

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1 in 3 Americans have some type of criminal record affecting their chances of getting a job. Hiring former felons or hiring employees with criminal records can be a confusing path to navigate. Research shows that hiring former felons is good for business because they tend to be more loyal and have higher performance rates… Read more »

6 Examples of Brands Changing to Avoid Sexist Bias

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There are loads of companies that have been called out for sexist bias based on their name, logo, motto, jingle, or another identifying mark. The global push for more gender-inclusive brands is causing many of them to make changes. What does gender-inclusive mean? “Gender-inclusive” is defined as: “The notion that all services, opportunities, and establishments… Read more »

6 Tips for Hiring Autistic Workers

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April is Autism Acceptance Month, and the theme for 2021 is “Celebrate Differences.” In the spirit of celebrating differences in the workplace, I found 6 tips for hiring autistic workers: 1. Create an Autism at Work program [or other autism hiring program] Creating an autism hiring program like Autism at Work (SAP, Ford, HP, and… Read more »

The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer

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Adding a Chief Diversity Officer to the C-suite is a growing trend in companies of all sizes. In this post, I answer 2 questions: What is a Chief Diversity Officer? What does a Chief Diversity Officer do? And I provide: Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer salary ranges Chief Diversity Officer job description examples Popular job… Read more »

275+ Famous Black People Who Changed the World [A List of Activists, Actors, Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, & More!]

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Famous Black People Who Changed the World As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people year-round, I felt inspired to start a list of famous Black people in history. The folks on our list below achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of the color of their skin. Here’s our list of… Read more »

7 Examples of a Great Commitment to Diversity Statement

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What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity? A commitment to diversity statement on your career page or company website is a way to share your position on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 7 Examples of a Commitment to Diversity Statement I found the below 7 examples of a great commitment to diversity… Read more »

200+ Famous Gay People [A List of LGBT Actors, Entrepreneurs, Writers, Musicians, Athletes & More!]

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As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people, I felt inspired to start a list of successful/famous gay people. Not only have the 200+ folks on this list achieved greatness, but many have done it in a world where some people (wrongly) judge them by their sexual orientation. Methodology & Disclaimer: I focused on… Read more »

10 Creative Diversity Ads from Top Brands

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More big brands are creating diversity ads as part of their inclusive marketing strategy. I found 10 top brands with ads that show diversity…and many of them have extra-powerful D&I messages. 10 Diversity Ads from Top Brands Most of these ads with diversity are videos, except for Target’s, which is an image of inclusive marketing… Read more »

Head of Museum Resigns Over One Wrong Word in Job Ad

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Charles Venable resigned last week as the head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Newfields (IMA) over a racially biased phrase in a job posting. The original job posting used the words “core, white art audience”. The phrase has since been replaced with “traditional core art audience”. Here’s a screenshot of the posting before, the… Read more »

40+ Words Associated with Neurodiversity

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There’s a ton of interest in neurodiversity terms these days. For example, check out how many times Google users (U.S.-only) asked the following question last month (Jan. 2021): What is neurodiversity? (250) What is Dyscalculia? (600) What is the autism spectrum? (500) What is ADHD? (500) What is Aspergers Syndrome? (450) What is Dyslexia (250)… Read more »

A Comprehensive List of 75+ LGBT Words

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Do you use LGBT inclusive language? I started keeping a list of LGBT words for Ongig’s clients and decided to put them all in one place in the glossary below. In this list you will find: words that start with trans (e.g., trans prefix words and words with trans) gender words & other terms related to… Read more »

30 Top Diversity Job Boards for Employers [hiring POC, LGBTQ, Latinx & more]

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Is hiring for diversity a goal in your company? We found 30+ diversity job boards that might help with your search. I include the cost and tagline for each. The list of job boards for diversity is grouped, so it’s easier to navigate. In this article you will find: African American job boards Job boards for… Read more »

6 Examples of Employers with High Diversity and Inclusion Statistics

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More companies are reporting diversity and inclusion statistics than ever before. We found 6 employers whose diversity stats impress us. The 6 do well in: % of women and people of color in leadership roles % of board members who are people of color (POC) % of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) employees %… Read more »